Accelerating the Advancement of Women Leaders 


November 20, 2018

With keynote addresses by Indra Nooyi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PepsiCo, and researcher Brené Brown, you know you’ll hear from influential and unique voices at the 2019 Annual Leadership Development Conference March 10-13 in Dallas. We will also celebrate WFF’s 30th Anniversary as we honor the Industry Titans and Change Makers Under 30 who are committing to driving women’s advancement moving forward.
But that’s not all. Our 2019 Conference, LIMITLESS: Drive Solutions - Accelerate Growth, will feature an entirely new approach to teaching and learning. You may hear a lot of, “Wow, that’s not how they used to do it.” We think that’s a good thing.

Research-driven Guided Learning
We are fortunate today to have extensive research that shows where women face the greatest barriers to advancement in the Food Industry and the skills that drive success at various career stages. We developed our 2019 Conference content and delivery approach to meet those needs.
The result is a more connected, cohesive learning experience where you master the same research-driven content in lockstep with a dedicated group of peers, your Leadership Cohort. Executive Faculty will embed with your Cohort to further the learning as role models, sharing their real-world experiences.
Our new Leadership Cohorts will enable us to more tightly target content to participant needs and provide the increased peer interaction and exposure to industry leaders, as attendees have requested. When you register, you will select the Leadership Cohort (Manager, Director or Executive) that best matches your career stage. This group will become your home base and team of colleagues throughout Conference.

Connection to Industry Leaders
“We are excited to offer attendees not only outstanding content and nationally-known speakers again this year, but a unique learning approach that increases meaningful engagement with the content, fellow attendees and industry leaders,” said Susan Adzick, WFF Chair and SVP Sales & Strategic Relationships for McLane Foodservice, Inc.

Conference Highlights
Just a few of the new elements you can expect include: 

  • All-Attendee 30th Anniversary Fundraiser Program and Reception (included in registration)    

    • Recognition of the WFF Industry Titans who are publicly committing to advancing gender equity in their own organizations and leveraging their influence to encourage their peers to do the same.

    • Recognition of the rising stars, Change Makers Under 30, who will lead our industry into its bright future. 

  • Solutions 360

    • Expert advice on how to live your most authentic life and nurture your personal development as a holistic leader.

  • Global Impact of Women

    • Sunday signature pre-Conference session exploring how women are driving business growth globally.

  • Paths to Progress

    • CEOs from some of the first companies to participate in the Women in the Workplace Study for the Food Industry will share their learnings, successes and challenges as they strive to accelerate women’s advancement.

REGISTER today for this unique opportunity to learn, network and grow to your LIMITLESS potential.

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